lowdensity lipoprotein

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low-density lipoprotein
LDL a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream to the cells and tissues of the body. High levels of low-density lipoprotein in the blood are associated with atheroma

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low-density lipoprotein n.
Abbr. LDL
A complex of lipids and proteins that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood, and which, in high concentrations, is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Also called beta-lipoprotein.

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low-density lipoprotein  
A lipoprotein that contains relatively high amounts of cholesterol and is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
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